The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124679 Message #2758459
Posted By: theleveller
03-Nov-09 - 03:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
I think there is a difference between general bullying and racist bullying, reprehesible though both are. Racial bullying can be attributed directly to the attitudes that the bully has been taught by his or her parents and, as such, it is the parents who need to be made aware that this kind of attitude will not be tolerated.
OK, you could say that most of the problems/attitudes/outlooks that children bring to school are a result of their upbringing and that it is the difficult and thankless job of teachers to deal with these, but racism is a problem that is growing and is infectious and needs to be stamped out at its root - which is in the home.